Maine Road Trip
Fill up the tank and get behind the wheel. In a new book, Scenic Maine Road Trips, Dan Tobyne shares the best drives Maine has to offer.
The Secret Recipes of Harbor Fish Market
For more than four decades, the Alfiero family has sold some of the freshest seafood in the world from their iconic waterfront market in Portland. Now they share how to cook it.
How They Roll
Even with DJs spinning soul records, chefs dishing out Cuban sandwiches, and Flight of the Conchords playing on the outdoor projector, bowling steals the spotlight at Bayside Bowl. And the City of Portland abides.
Back to the Land 2.0
Sixty years after Helen and Scott Nearing came to live “the good life,” Brooksville is sprouting farms and a fertile food culture.
Where in Maine?
Can you identify this seaside settlement?
Letters to the editor
Down East’s Best of Maine Awards Event
On June 28, 2013, Down East held its first-ever Best of Maine celebration, honoring our Editors’ and Readers’ Choice award winners. The Portland Club was bustling as the honorees arrived from across the state. Some, like the folks from Portland’sNorth Point (Editors’ Choice: Best Cocktail Bar), traveled by foot.
What’s your favorite scenic drive in Maine?
A Stunning First Impression
An “ocean girl” and her boatbuilding husband transform a snug cottage into a summer dream home in Owls Head.
The Patriarch of Perkins Cove
Ogunquit says farewell to a local legend, ‘Barnacle Billy’ Tower.
Mods in Maine?
Vectrix scooters find a little bit of Europe in Bethel.
After eluding filmmakers for decades, Lost on a Mountain in Maine seems destined for the silver screen at last.
What’s in a Picture?
Casco Bay Blight
Yarmouth’s hulking power plant faces an uncertain future.
Making the Most of Summer Produce
This time of year, many home gardeners are stuck in quite the pickle: how to use up the abundance from a late summer garden before everything goes bad. Sandra L. Oliver shares her best tips and recipes for combatting fresh-veggie fatigue.
More Than a Store
The Fox Hill General Store in Wesley serves good food with a heaping helping of hospitality in the Down East woods.
My Washington County Honeymoon
How one couple fell hard for the unlikeliest of love nests.
Dolphin Marina and Restaurant
The renovated Dolphina Marina and Restaurant is more than a great excuse for a coastal excursion.
Colby’s $100 Million Masterpiece
The Colby College Museum of art comes of age with a beautiful new wing that houses an extraordinary act of generosity.
Cathie Pelletier’s latest novel was many years in the making. So was her return to her hometown of Allagash.
Migration to Moosehead
Seaplanes from around the country descend onto Maine’s largest lake every September for Greenville’s International Seaplane Fly-In.
Go here. Do this. See that.
State of the Art
Fall in Maine means the start of a new arts season, with fresh theater, music, dance, and museum exhibits to discover. Celebrate a different kind of fall bounty with our guide to arts across the state.
From Our Archives: September 1961
A Look Back at Down East Fifty-Two Years Ago